The SavvyCast

The SavvyCast

The SavvyCast is a podcast of the Family Savvy blog, where Jamie Tarence will host savvy guests to discuss real life topics that affect us all. Food and family. Marriage and divorce. Fitness and health. The Enneagram and relationships. Each episode is designed to entertain, educate and inspire all who listen. Everyone is welcome at the table! So grab a cup of coffee, and let’s talk.

Episodes

April 12, 2024 22 mins

If you are looking to get started making sourdough bread, this episode is for you! 

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This week on The SavvyCast, I have another episode in my mini-series on sourdough bread! If you have been following me on social media, you know I have recently fallen in love with making sourdough bread. In last week's episode, I shared about my potato flake starter. In this episode...

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This week, I am sharing all about my newfound love for breadmaking!

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This week on the SavvyCast, I am sharing all about my newest obsession- making sourdough bread! I have always loved real sourdough bread but was so intimidated by the process of making it myself. After taking a sourdough for beginners class, I have been experimenting with different types of starters and have learned to love the process...

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This week on The SavvyCast, wedding planner Handley McCrory Smith joins me to share the Mother of the Bride's guide to wedding planning!

Episode At A Glance: This week on The SavvyCast, Handley McCrory Smith of Handley Breaux Designs joins me to discuss all things wedding planning. Handley and h...

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Healthy and delicious bone broth doesn't have to be complicated to make or expensive to buy! In this episode, I share easy tips for how you can make it at home!

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This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing the details of how I make delicious bone broth at home. Bone broth has gained popularity over the last few years, and for good reason! It is packed with protein and collagen, making it more...

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March 15, 2024 15 mins

This week on The SavvyCast, I am doing a "dinner party planning" episode. Here, I share my favorite sides to pair with a BBQ dinner.

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This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my top three favorite sides to serve alongside BBQ. Here in the South, the weather is warming up and spring is in the air! The longer days and sunshine have me dreaming of summertime hosting, and there is nothing better than a BBQ....

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March 8, 2024 20 mins

This week on The SavvyCast, I share an update about my plantar fasciitis and the treatment that has worked for me.

 

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This week on The SavvyCast, I share about my journey with plantar fasciitis, from how I first realized I had it to the treatment that has given me relief. If you have been following along with me on Instagram, you know that this year I discovered I had plantar fasciitis. For those of you...

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February 29, 2024 11 mins

As the weather gets warmer and you trade some of your jeans for shorts, I thought I would share my tried-and-true self-tanning routine with listeners!

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This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing all the details of my self-tanning routine! I have tried so many methods and products over the years to achieve a natural-looking "glow", and in this episode, I break down what has worked for me. If you have a wed...

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This week, I dive into my "mommy makeover" experience- from why I did it to my results to my best tips for anyone else considering it!

 

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This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing with listeners all about my "mommy makeover" procedure I had last year. Since this procedure, many listeners have reached out with different questions about my experience. In this episode, I share all the details of my "mommy m...

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February 16, 2024 28 mins

Calling all shoe lovers! This week Maggie Timbrook joins me to discuss shoe trends for spring 2024.

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This week on The SavvyCast, Maggie Timbrook of Gus Mayer joins me to talk about one of my very favorite topics- shoes! Gus Mayer is my absolute favorite place to shop for shoes, and Maggie is a shoe expert. In this episode, we discuss shoe trends for 2024, and Maggie shares her expert insight on what wil...

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This week on The SavvyCast, domestic abuse survivors Lizzie Harbin and Jane Burkhart join me to share part of their powerful story.

* CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains sensitive information relating to domestic violence and abuse. 

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This week on the SavvyCast, I am joined by mother-daughter duo Jane Burkhart and Lizzie Harbin. Listeners may remember Lizzie from her informative ask-the-doctor ...

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This week, travel agent Wendy Coupland joins me to share her savviest travel tips! If you are planning any travel for 2024, this episode is a must-listen. 

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This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by the amazing Wendy Coupland of All About Travel. Wendy's daughter Finlay Coupland is an integral part of the Family Savvy Team, and Wendy and her husband have been on The SavvyCast previously. Wendy is a hig...

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Valentine's Day dinner doesn't have to break the bank to be special and elegant! In this episode, I share how to make a romantic gourmet dinner at home. 

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This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my favorite tips and recipes to make a fabulous Valentine's Day dinner at home! Valentine's Day is notoriously one of the most stressful times of year to get a dinner reservation! You have to call months in adv...

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This week, Vulcan Nutrition coaches Ellie Hiller and Geena Pitts join me to share about Mid-Life Savvy, a new health and wellness course designed specifically for mid-life women. 

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This week on The SavvyCast, Ellie Hiller and Geena Pitts join me to share about the launch of Mid Life Savvy. My daughter Ellie is the founder of Vulcann Nutrition, where she and Geena both work as nutrition coaches. Listene...

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This week on The SavvyCast, my husband Zane joins me to give his top dating tips for young men. Zane shares nine pieces of advice for young men pursuing young women, as well as what young women should look for in young men and vice versa. In this episode, Zane breaks down his top tangible tips and gives young singles encouragement and guidance for finding their "person"! 

 

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This week on The SavvyCast, certified nutrition coach Ellie Hiller breaks down the three non-negotiables for women's health in 2024. 

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This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by a very special guest- my daughter Ellie Hiller. Ellie is a certified nutrition coach at Vulcan Nutrition in Birmingham, Alabama. She is passionate about the ways fitness and nutrition can improve quality of life and support heal...

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    This week, Kenzie Welch joins the SavvyCast to share her personal styling expertise. 

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    This week on the SavvyCast, fashion guru and styling expert Kenzie Welch joins me to share what every woman needs to know about cultivating a wardrobe and getting dressed. Kenzie offers a variety of styling services such as virtual consultations, personal shopping, and closet cleano...

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    December 22, 2023 21 mins

    Who says you have to choose between making fabulous meals and spending time with family this Christmas? These make-ahead recipes will be your go-tos! 

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    This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my favorite make-ahead recipes for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! If you're like me, you love making and serving delicious holiday favorites but don't want to cut into precious family time by spending all day in...

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    Our Enneagram series continues this week with Jordan Jones and his dad Bill Jones as they discuss the type six. 

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    This week on The SavvyCast, Enneagram expert Jordan Jones is back with her father Bill Jones for an episode all about the type six. Bill Jones is a type six himself and is able to share so much helpful insight into the mind of an enneagram six. In previous episodes, Jordan explains how the ...

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    This week, Jordan Jones returns to the SavvyCast with his mom Twyla Jones to discuss the Ennegram type one. 

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    This week on The SavvyCast, Enneagram expert Jordan Jones and his mom Twyla Jones are back for another part of our Enneagram series! In previous episodes, Jordan explains how the Enneagram is comprised of nine “types,” and how to identify which type you are. Jordan believes that...

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    This week on The SavvyCast, Melissa Dulaney joins me to share about her fabulous home goods company, Southern Tribute. 

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    This week on The SavvyCast, Melissa Dulaney joins me to share about her beautiful company, Southern Tribute. Southern Tribute makes boutique printed napkins, napkin rings, matchboxes, towel holders, tissue boxes, and more. I absolutely love displaying their elegant, timeless designs ...

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